Sportmoms are not known to enjoy the risks that surround their athlete child. But it is the joy of accomplishment that allows a mother to accept the possibility of cuts, scratches, broken bones, and disappointments etc. that come with competitive sports. It takes a bit of RISKY LIVING to grow our budding athlete into a strong, confident and purpose-driven adult.
There is a RISKY LIVING parable that Jesus told in Matthew 25. He tells us that the kingdom of heaven is like the employer who was going on a trip leaving his money in the care of several employees. Entrusting each with an amount equal to their position, he returned asking each one to give an account of how they cared for the money while he was gone . Those who had invested with good returns received this commendation for RISKY LIVING… ”Well done, good and faithful servant!” (vs. 23)
However, there was an employee who chose to bury his employer’s money for safe keeping. When the time came for the accounting, this employee simply dug the money up and brought it back to his employer with no return. The employer not only took the money out of his care, but handed it over to the employee who had the greatest return! Here is the lesson Jesus taught...
“To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” (vs. 29)
As Christians we are called to actively use all that God has entrusted us with. It means investing all that God has given us – skills, abilities, money, things – in ways that bring great return …RISKY LIVING!
RISKY LIVING IS MORE THAN LIVING LIFE – IT IS INVESTING IN LIFE!
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